Prairie Pines Preserve is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Fort Myers, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

partially paved

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

Trails can be overgrown and soft sand at times. Bring at least a gallon of water if not more. Not much to see as far as wildlife, but there are some wild hogs, hawks and other bird life. Great for horses and there is very little traffic on these trails.

14 days ago

Sandy, but very beautiful and close to town!

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Great place to "test" yourself if hiking. It's tough, there's not much to see, and lots of soft sand on the trail with at times lots of over growth. There is very little traffic on the loops so if seclusion is what you seek, this is a great place. Bring at least 1 gallon of water and more in the summer months. Beware of wild hogs. There are a few places the trail isn't marked very well. Check the map from the link below and your compass. Backtrack a few paces if need be to ensure youre on the trail. If you hike the trail, it could be up to 14 miles including the yellow dot trail that is the in/out to the red trail. I walked off trail a bit on the south side and walked along the boundary of Del Prado Blvd. towards the far east end then picked up the trail heading northwest from there. It added a bit of distance but again, it is a great way to test yourself. Beyond that, there is nothing out there. The same Florida brush the whole way. Minimal wildlife viewing.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016